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Human remains found in CVNP identified as Taylor Robinson’s

9/19/2013 - West Side Leader
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By Maria Lindsay

BOSTON — Human remains found by two hikers Sept. 9 around 5 p.m. near the Valley Picnic area in Cuyahoga Valley National Park (CVNP) have been identified as missing Akron resident Taylor Robinson, 19, according to Gary Guenther, of the Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Robinson was reported missing May 4 after her mother went to pick her up at an Akron home where she had been working overnight as a home health care aide and she failed to find her there.

Guenther said a jawbone found by the two hikers was matched to dental records belonging to Robinson. He added there were few other human remains found as of Sept. 11, and those items were sent to a team of anthropologists at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa., last week to learn more. Guenther said the anthropologists will try to determine if all the remains found are human and look for trauma on the bones to help determine a cause of death. The case is being treated as a homicide, according to CVNP officials.

Akron Police Department (APD) officials reported they are working with the Medical Examiner’s Office, the FBI and CVNP rangers to determine the circumstances surrounding Robinson’s death. Anyone with information is asked to contact the APD Detectives Bureau at 330-375-2490.— By Maria Lindsay

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